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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Disclaimer: I'm an unsophisticated web designer, but I know just enough to be dangerous.

    Anyway, I'm trying to develop a simple Contact Us form page for a simple website. The person wants people to submit a form and the info goes to her email addy.

    I'm using Dreamweaver. Got the code all set. I lifted the code from a similar website. So the page looks good and is formatted properly. I have two issues.

    1) Do I need to create a confirmation page after the page has been sent?

    2) How do I code the info to be sent to her email addy once they hit submit? The code I lifted isn't clear in that regard.
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    Code:
    <a href="mailto:Name@isp.com">Email Name</a> 
    and it should show up as the "Email name" w/ a clickable link that pops up your email app w/ the email in it

    one w/ a subject line could be done as well:

    example

    Comments/Complaints

    Code:
    <a href="mailto:name@isp.com?subject=Comments/Complaints">Email Name</a> 
    hope this helps

    to answer question 1, if its done in a way that they use their own email app (windows mail, mail (for Mac OS-X), thunderbird, etc. etc.) their will be no need to use a confirmation page imo
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I guess I forgot to mention she doesn't want it to launch an email app. She just wants to receive the info via email, but she doesn't want the person to require an email app to generate the email.

    That make sense?
  4. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    so she wants it to send the email via her web site?
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Yes..
  6. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    kk, im fiddling with something right now, ill try and get back to you with in 10 mins
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Okey dokey.

    I kinda have an idea of what to do (took a class), but it's been awhile since I've done it, so all my thoughts are kinda jumbled.
  8. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  10. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Actually this worked perfectly. I'm not fond of them pimping their site on the confirmation page, but overall, it's ok.

    I'm still testing it, tho. Wish me luck.
  12. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    If you want to send me the code they sent you, I can 'depimp' it for you and remove whatever they put in to pimp themselves.

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